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Trinity Foundation’s* Alumni Office is looking to appoint a team of current
students as callers on its forthcoming telephone campaign.

                                    Whilst no former experience of telephone
  “I was apprehensive about conducting
                                    fundraising is required, a positive and
  what I thought people would consider
                                    enthusiastic approach is essential. Even if
  as sales calls, so it was a relief to
  discover that not only was the    you have no telesales experience – FEAR
  atmosphere in the call room relaxed
                                    NOT! The vast majority of calls are enjoyable
  and friendly, but that the calls were as
                                    and the alumni will be both expecting your
  enjoyable for the recipients as they
  were for me.”                     call and pleased to speak with you. Full
                                    training will be provided on the 28th May. The
training is compulsory but don’t worry, you do get paid! The training is to provide
you with everything you need to know about telephone fundraising.

The calling will take place in Bridge to College in
Oriel House from 30th May to 23rd June inclusive.       “…a fantastic opportunity to develop
                                                        my negotiation skills – very useful
The shifts are mostly in the evenings (6-9:30 Monday preparation for my career as a
to Thursday; 5-8pm Sunday) but there will be some       barrister!”
opportunity to work in the afternoons. You will be
expected to work an average of four shifts per week but there is flexibility in
scheduling shifts.

                                     This is not just about the opportunity to earn
 “Great for my CV, friendly atmosphere,
 new friends and earning money too!  extra money during the holiday period. Those
                                     who have called for their schools or university
 If I enjoy my next part-time job half as
 much as this one, I’ll be happy!”   have found it a valuable addition to their CV
                                     and it has helped to set them apart from others
in the job market. There are some valuable skills to be learnt such as
negotiation, diplomacy, communication in a business environment and last, but
not least, the gentle art of persuasion!

What we want from you:

      A bubbly and enthusiastic personality
      Affection for the College
      Reliability
      A good work ethic
      Confident speaking voice

What you can expect from us:
       €10 per hour
       Transferrable skills that will help with your future career and employability
       A job that is both worthwhile and fun
       A great team experience

Please show your interest by completing the simple              “The training was simply excellent, I
application form as soon as possible but no later               was quite nervous at the thought of
than April 15th. We will then be back in touch                  telephoning so many people but by the
                                                                end of the sessions I felt ready for
should you be invited to attend an interview.                   almost anything”

Applications should be returned to Trinity Foundation’s Alumni Office in East
Chapel or emailed to

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Caroline Glendenning-Platt
Annual Fund Manager
Tel. +353 1 896 8960

*Trinity Foundation is an independent registered charity (CHY10898) established in 1994 with the
sole purpose of supporting TCD’s implementation of ambitious educational, research and
outreach programmes.

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